Long story short, we’ve been wanting to replace the ancient ceiling fan in our living room since oh…about the time we moved in.
I guess maybe you could say we weren’t the biggest fan (punny, hah!) of all the noise it made or the fact that it didn’t’ really create a breeze, no matter how high it was on. Or maybe it was the 1980’s walnut and gold/bronze?I snapped this picture just moments before we took it down, hence the bad lighting (gotta turn off the power before you start these things).
And then down here we see it and all it’s dusty glory, totally dissembled.
But anyway, life has pushed a new ceiling fan down the priority list up until now. *happy dance* I did my due diligence in research and found out that part of the breeze problem was the downrod not being long enough.
I landed on this beautiful fan from Lowe’s after looking at every home improvement store near us. And Jordan installed it the next day.
Vaulted ceilings and fan installations are no joke, you guys.
I was cringing the whole time, praying that Jordan wouldn’t fall and break his neck. Once the install was complete, I was so excited to see what a difference it made in updating the space.
And then the light kit went out.
Exactly a week later we were looking up at the fan blades still working but not the lights.
Luckily the fan was still under warranty and I was able to utilize my new favorite Home Ownership Organization (aka: HomeBinder) and we were able to call Hunter and get it figured out. The replacement part we needed was out of stock, so they sent us a whole new ceiling fan.
And that is how we installed the same ceiling fan twice in a week.
But back to this new tool I just discovered. It’s called HomeBinder and it’s this online portal that helps you organize all the things that go with home ownership.
In this case, having all our warranty information, the receipt and the number to call all in one place made this way easier than it would have been otherwise.
It also tracks things like:
- Paint colors
- Appliances (keep track of your warranties and the date you replaced it)
- Measurements for all of the rooms in your house
- Project planning
- Track all of your updates to the house (imagine just pulling a report when it comes time to sell)
- Scheduling a maintenance reminder (you can set up email reminders for things like changing air filters)
- Inventory all your belongings (in case of a natural disaster or insurance claim)
- Run a Public Sellers Report
The best part is that it’s not an actual binder taking up space in my house. I can log in anywhere and have all this information at my finger tips.
It’s normally $120 for the lifetime membership but I was able to snag this during the 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for $29.